Archive for June, 2008

A. M. F.

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Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at 12:25 am.

I love bars. Being a history graduate student, only two things keep me sane: Hockey and Alcohol.

Well today I discovered a sweet drink. After having about 6 beers at home, I went out with Amy, some music grads, and 2 of Amy’s friends from high school. At the “Upstairs bar” in Bloomington, IndIana, we ordered something called the A. M. F., or Adios Mother Fucker, consisting of about 5 parts vodka, 5 parts gin, 2 parts sprite, and 1 part blue shit; it is the most amazing drink ever.

I highly recommend it, and Kevin, if you ever make it down here, I will buy you one (its only 7 bucks, for about 10 shots!),

Drink UP!

Why I should burn half of my work shirts.

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Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 11:28 pm.

When I first saw Office Space years ago, I was worried my future as an engineer would involve TPS reports and frequent remarks about having “a case of the Mondays.” Luckily, I haven’t had to endure these atrocities, but there have certainly been others.

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e-mail or email?

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Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 5:02 pm.

Okay, I want to settle this with Jon:

What do you say when you’re typing this out?  If you want context, think of an electronic correspondence with a friend (not IMing, but the method in question).

I’m totally right, but I’m not gonna say which one I use.

Lego Nostalgia

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Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at 1:54 pm.

http://gizmodo.com/5018990/lego-secret-vault-contains-all-sets-in-history

Cool article on Gizmodo. This guy got to tour the Lego vault that contains “almost all” (ambiguous language in the article) of the Lego sets ever made including the rarest ones and original ones from many years ago. I’m sure it has all of the sets that we got to enjoy when we were kids (from the mid-80s and on), so I’d recommend checking it out.

I personally have a lot of memories of playing with them back in the day; my favorite set was the Ice Planet 2002 set from 1993-94, with the Deep Freeze Defender as the main ship.

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Do people still fall for this kind of stuff?

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Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 am.

I mean, I guess they must if the spammers still send it out…

Anyway, I got this in my Gmail today, and I’m wondering why their algorithm couldn’t calculate a spam probability of 100% and keep it out of my inbox.  I mean, this has to be one of the classic formats.

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For Lack of Actual Substance

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Posted on Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 at 10:54 am.

Another video, in celebration of Patrick getting GTA IV.

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Terrible Sportsmanship; What are people teaching their kids these days?

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Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 11:30 pm.

I don’t think I’ve ever really seen anything this bad, but at this Georgia high school AAA Championship game around 2 weeks ago, a few of the Georgia players were upset with the way the game was going and hatched a rather nefarious plot. Nine of them had been struck out in a row, but I think at most I’d expect some foul language or throwing bats at the ground or helmets even. But this kind of response was just beyond me; it’s fairly obvious that the catcher wasn’t tracking the ball and had no intention of catching it whatsoever:

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